On Anerood Jugnauth's demise Modi govt to observe national day of mourning
On Anerood Jugnauth's demise Modi govt to observe national day of mourning

India will observe one day national mourning on June 5, as a mark of respect for former Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth. The national flag will be flown at half-mast on the day throughout the country and there will be no official entertainment, government in a statement said.

Anerood Jugnauth was a key figure in Mauritius, had served the country as President and Prime minister many times. He has been credited for country?s economic success. Jugnauth, the public figure of Mauritius is an Indian origin man who has been honored by India with Padma Vibhushan and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. Jugnauth?s grandfather had migrated to the country from Bihar. Now, the country, in a strong show of solidarity condoles his death, while India?s top leadership President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar took it Twitter for mourning.


Tweeting about him, President Kovind called him a ?global statesman, a visionary leader? and recalled his ?landmark contributions to India- Mauritius relations?. While, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi called Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth to convey condolences for the demise of his father Anerood Jugnauth. A PMO statement said, ?Prime Minister appreciated the seminal role he played in the evolution of India?s very special friendship with Mauritius.? EAM in his message on Twitter called Jugnauth a ?towering leader and a special friend of India.?

Earlier, in 2018, Mauritian national flags were flown at half-mast as a tribute to India?s former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after his death.

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